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  1. On 1/25/2020 at 7:48 PM, Jammin Jim said:

    This is the reason a lot of people gain mad weight after they stop smoking. They end up replacing smoking with food. I know a woman who was always like 110 pounds. Within 2 years of quitting, she was up to 190 pounds. So gotta be careful there.

    Hard candies seem to help and since they take awhile to eat, you can't severely over do it. 

    Yeah they were too chewy to nom a lot of them. And I've been a regular at the gym since I was 19 anyway so I wasn't hugely worried about that. I just needed something to pretend to smoke!

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  2. 11 hours ago, Dr_Wigglespank said:

    I thought that was worth looking into, so I checked the prices for different loads. I thought the prices were different with each wagon upgrade, but I'm not sure about that and I don't see a way to switch wagons. With the large wagon, these are the prices for each level:

    25 goods = $62.50 local or $78.12 distant

    50 goods = $150 local or $187.50 distant

    75 goods = $300 local or $375 distant

    100 goods = $500 local or $625 distant

    It's definitely worth getting the large wagon and taking full loads then. Thanks!

  3. For me, dating a non-smoker made it easier to quit. That might not be an option though! 

    Another thing that helped was having something to do with my mouth. When I realised that no biro would survive contact with me I started buying packets of candy sticks to gnaw on instead. By the time I finished chewing one of those (or pretending to smoke them) I was sufficiently distracted and my habit sufficiently replicated that I'd lost interest in smoking anything.

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  4. I used to play all my games on PS4, but I inherited an Xbox One last year and I how prefer the controller feels, so I've shifted over to that mostly now. Haven't really noticed a difference otherwise!

    I play on an old (2012?) Samsung LED 1080p TV. I used to have a Panasonic soundbar but it died, so I've hooked it up to a Logitech iPod dock thingy until I can replace it. Even my undemanding tastes couldn't handle the TV speakers.

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  5. 2 hours ago, Freakshow9191 said:

    We tested that once early on when trader was new.  

    I can't remember the exact dollar amount, but you do make more doing 100 goods distant as opposed to doing 25 goods 4 times distant.  

    Not to mention being exposed to bandits 4 times as opposed to once.  

    It's also worth noting the massive drop in price if your wagon isn't full.  There is a big difference between delivering 99 goods instead of 100.  Definitely be patient and make sure the wagon is full.  

    Oh! I've been avoiding buying the bigger wagons as I figured it was just a combination deal, and I don't mind doing the delivery missions more often. Guess I'd best stop buying hats and save up for the wagons then!

  6. 2 hours ago, Dr_Wigglespank said:

    As others mentioned, the large wagon is what makes the most money, but it sure takes a lot longer to fill, as well. You can deliver any size load (25, 50, 75 & 100), but only a full load pays well.

    Do you know if the largest deliveries pay more than four small deliveries in total, or is it just a time saver?

  7. 1 hour ago, HuDawg said:

    I just downloaded it.    Booted up the game.

    3 games I joined.  I got my camp to spawn instantly.    Animals seem to be spawning but at a very low rate.

    I saw an owl, a duck, a badger and a coyote.  Not much else.  This was in the tall trees area.

    Will jump on later to play some more and see if its better.  I guess the swamp areas and gator spawns would be the real test.   But I didn't have time to check that out.

     

     

    I've been riding around New Hanover for about two hours now, and haven't seen any animals *at all*! If they've done anything to the spawn rates at all, then if anything they've made them worse somehow! I can at least usually find an odd deer, some turkeys and maybe a couple bunnies in that place. Not even a bird now!

    Edit: I finally found a two star deer - then I got disconnected!

  8. 10 hours ago, Faelwolf said:

    Here's hoping the fix includes the disconnect issue!

    Oh I hope so!

    I've been doing OK on the animal front. While I've definitely noticed a significant paucity of animals, usually I go hunting up in the snowier part of the Grizzlies, which isn't necesssarily heavily populated, but I can at least get enough pelts and stuff by riding all the way to Sadie's shack and back to get Cripps working again. 

    But the disconnects! They're driving me insane! Now that I've finally got a hunting wagon it's not so bad, but before I was losing so many of those valuable pelts that sometimes it took me two days to get one supply run out of it!

    I just went to load up the game and there's a 3gb patch on Xbox One, so here's hoping...

  9. Looting lockboxes seems like a bad idea to me. Aren't lockboxes essentially mail boxes? As a Fallout 76 player I'm very conscious of anything that involves accessing other people's 'inventories' - If it's not done right and there are bugs (and holy heck is this game buggy!), the results can be disastrous!

    Attacking other players' camps might be fun for people who enjoy that kind of thing. But with camps being what they are - largely impersonal, placed wherever the game chooses at random - I'm not sure what it'd really add. It's not like you can build any defences or site it somewhere strategic or anything like that, which might make such an idea more appealing.

    Customisation of camps is my biggest bugbear with the game so far actually. There's so little to really make it your own or really get invested in the things in any meaningful way. The few options we do have are so expensive that after nearly two and a half weeks of daily dedicated play I've only just been able to get a dog (although to be fair, I have been buying all of the clothes too)!

    Also, frankly it completely breaks my brain that Cripps works at all of them. You're riding around and you find multiple Cripps along the same stretch of road - what?! Some kind of weird inter-dimensional Cripps mutiverse stuff going on there, I tell you!

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  10. On 1/18/2020 at 2:37 AM, HIGHHorse said:

    I never understood the color choices for this myself but it is handy to know. I confused blue and pink for the longest time though. lol

    Should have went with yellow, orange, then red. 

    Maybe it's to help (some) colour blind people? I know some games have been trying to keep them in mind lately. Blue and red might contrast well enough that it's less of a problem.

    Though the pink and red thing might not be much use!

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  11. 5 hours ago, Gamerjenny said:

    Oh man playing today was frustrating. I usually am in small posse and we were glad some animals finally came around, and I was able to fill my camp. We got disconnected SEVERAL times getting an error message from Rockstar. I would get halfway or in some cases SECONDS away from completing a distant delivery , just to see the message "fault on Rockstar game services"

    Ive been a loyal player since RD1 I even went back to play it to enjoy the free camps and fast travel

     The bugs are frustrating and tonight has been a repetative experience I have had with RDO and may just have to give up.

    What causes this issue?

    I only started playing a couple of weeks ago and I'm having a similarly frustrating experience with disconnects. And I've come from Fallout 76! This game is far, far worse in that respect!

    Somebody here told me that disconnects are just 'a fact of life'. I've not had much trouble with other online games, so it does seem to be a problem on Rockstar's end. My limited understanding of these things has left me with the suspicion that RDO's servers or netcode or both are somehow particularly sensitive to either end-user bandwidth dips or high server load compared to other games. I have noticed that the disconnects seem to happen the most during peak hours.

    I don't think there's much we can do about it on our end, other than perhaps try to make sure that nothing else is drawing bandwidth when we're on Red Dead.

  12. 1 hour ago, buttlint said:

    I want the ability to be able to sh!t my pants any time I choose to. So be warned: I eat nothing but stringy meat, canned corn and raspberries and I am not afraid to use it.

    Next time one of you cowpokes decides to lasso me when I'm not lookin' and tie me to the back of your horse.....I'm gonna start pushin' that "Ohhhh" button so fast you aint going to know what hit you. Your eyes are going water, your throats going close up and the next thing you know I'll be standing over you laughing. Then I'm going to jump on your horse, scoot around on your saddle and wipe myself with that fancy bandanna you worked so hard for. Then....for the rest of your session, your posse wont go near you, you will be voted out of lobbies and you wont even be able to sit down at a poker table. Even the children of Valentine will point and laugh at you and call you the Pooman. That brown cloud will follow you where ever you go and you will be nothing but a brown dot on the map and a guy in the scope of my Curcano rifle.

     

    ...ew!

  13. 1 hour ago, Freakshow9191 said:

    Dots.  

    Blue ( blueberry) low hostility player, pink: medium hostility player, Red: high hostility player( can be seen a lot farther away on map).

    Cross is a posse leader.

    Translucent: player in defensive mode. 

    Gold: complete daily challenges, the more you get done the higher your gold bonus is.  Other than that, yeah, just grind it out.  When doing stranger missions, wait till last 30 seconds in the safe zone before turning in for max gold. 

    When you buy a hunting wagon your pelts are safe in the event of disconnects. Disconnects are kind of a way of life with this game. 

    Defensive mode can help with your "random player kills" question.  80% damage reduction, people can't auto aim you, nor you them.  Just make sure they cause damage to you first and turn red, then, you can auto aim and they can't.  

    There is no guaranteed way of reliably having a private server, except when you start a legendary bounty.  You will have no camp, but can go hunting. Lots of tips and tricks, but nothing really 100%

    Horse: yeah, seems bugged.  Shouldn't do that.  No, nothing wrong you can do to cause a half health drop every time you mount up. 

    Thank you! That was very helpful! 

     

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  14. I have some newbie questions! If y'all could humour my stupidity for a moment, I'd be much obliged!

    Player icons

    As I travel around the world I see player icons on the map. Some of them are blue circles, some of them are red circles (I know what those are!), some of them are blue crosses, and some of them are translucent versions of both.

    What's the difference between a cross and a circle, and why are some of them translucent?

    Gold

    I don't want to buy any gold until I know I'm going to stick with the game for a while.

    So far as I can tell though, now that I've finished the story missions the only ways of getting gold are by completing challenges and stranger missions. Which is... well, it's slow going!

    Is there a faster way of obtaining it that I'm unaware of? I did eventually manage to get enough gold bars to become a trader (precisely one day before the five bars off offer, of course), but that was with the help of missions.

    Disconnects

    Now that I'm a trader, I'm noticing the disconnects a lot more. The animal spawn problem hasn't been such a big deal for me as I've been able to find a spot where I can reliably gather pelts and such, but I'm frequently being disconnected and all the pelts I've gathered are gone! I'm really struggling to keep Cripp fuelled because of the disconnects, and it's impacting my enjoyment of the game (and I've come here from Fallout 76!).

    I have good Internet and don't suffer this problem with any other game. Is there some kind of setting I need to change to stop this from happening?

    Random player kills

    I don't mind the occasional Mexican standoff, but some days I'm being shot in the head from afar repeatedly whenever I try to enter a town like Valentine. 

    In Fallout 76 there's a 'pacifist' mode for people to kind of opt out of PVP. Is there anything similar here?

    Horse health

    My horse, Onion, seems to be bugged or something. Her health core drops to half every time I mount her, no matter how recently I fed her. Am I doing something wrong here?

    Privacy

    Sometimes I seem to end up on a private server. Far from being a problem, it causes animals to spawn in droves and I can enter towns without being shot in the face!

    How am I doing this? How can I do it reliably?

     

     

    Thanks in advance!

  15. On 1/3/2019 at 3:28 PM, Jborho said:

    Other firearms in this era:

    Mosin Nagant- 7.62x54r 

    Lee Enfield

    Mauser rifle

    Skoda MG

    edit: 1911

    A P90!

    We're probably not getting one of those, though. I think the weapons we have are pretty good already. Rather than a new weapon, I'd prefer it if they added a bit of customisation to the bow actually.

  16. My username was born quickly after realising that using your real name in online games is a recipe for disaster. Fruit of the Loom is a clothing brand, and Rayman - in which you collect 'lums' - is one of my favourite games, so I just merged them together. It's punny, you understand.

    Handily, in the North of Britain 'lum' is slang for 'chimney' too, so my name also means "fruit of the chimney". 

     

  17. Hello!

    New Xbox player from Britain here. I've been playing Online for just over a week now, having spent most of my time in Fallout 76 before. Somebody recommended it to me, as - according to her - "it's basically just a big world you can live in", which is something I enjoy online or off. So far, so good, random murders aside!

    The random murders have put a dampener on things a bit, but I've also had some fun times already. Yesterday I was in the Valentine saloon and three of us, without even communicating, got heavily smashed and had ourselves a random party. I also got invited to a moonshine party, which was... odd.

    Anyway, I'm trying to play as a peaceful trading kind of character, rather than a gunslinging brute or outlaw or whatnot. I've only shot one 

    As is usually the case when I play a game for long enough, though, I get the urge to chat about it and go find a forum for just that purpose. So, hello! 

    I'm hoping someone can help me with some rudimentary questions while I'm introducing myself, rather than litter the forum with them. 

    1.  I've been playing for over week now and only have 13 gold bars. I need 15 to become a trader! I might be willing to spend money on the stuff if the game holds my interest, but until then... is there some faster way of earning gold than challenges and stranger missions?! Its by far my biggest problem with the game so far!
    2. Hunting. So far as just raw dollar value goes, I've had some great success up in the Grizzlies. But when a daily challenge asks me to hunt a specific type of animal... is there some in-game way of figuring out where to find them, short of literally just riding around looking for them? I don't like to cheat and look online, but...
    3. How is Dead Eye supposed to work in online? I think I'm doing it wrong. In singleplayer it obviously slows down time and lets you tag enemies, but neither of those seems to work here (the former for obvious reasons), which just makes it... well, worse than regular aiming, at least as far as I can tell. Am I doing it wrong?
    4. Is there a way of opting out of being randomly shot in the head by another player whenever you enter a town...?

    Thanks if you can answer any of these!

    Anyway, hello all! Maybe I'll see you out on the trails!

  18. On 11/2/2019 at 3:51 AM, EjectedCasings said:

    For the next Roles that will be introduced, what do you think it'll be? 

    There could be loads of different things, here are a few ideas that I thought were cool

    Store owner - Manage an actual store that sort of generates passive income

    Real Estate? - Buy and sell plots of land, etc.

     

     

    I'm still saving up gold to become a Trader (which, I understand, is just about collecting enough animals to generate a supply run or something...), but I'd love to run a shop. I've been playing Fallout 76 for the past year and one of my favourite things to do there is run a junk store - I was hoping that RDO would have something similar!

    I think the world here is sufficiently immersive and expansive to justify having some 'civilian' roles like running shops and what-not. Ranchers would be cool too. It'd be cool if there were some options for  interactions between players besides random murders.

  19. I'm new to the game this week, but if you're just hunting for moneys rather than any specific animals, I've been having success up in the Grizzlies. Just this afternoon I returned to Valentine with over a hundred dollars' worth of pelts, meats, horns, and sundries! The best part is that nobody else seems to go up there, and there are no trains or passing NPCs to scare your prey off either!

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